It’s a Plaid Plaid Plaid Plaid World #FashionFriday
Ha. I crack myself up sometimes. One of my husband’s all-time favorite movies is It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. That should tell you something about his sense of humor. Slapstick humor has never been my cup of tea, but I was able to get through It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World once without falling asleep, so that’s saying something for it. We don’t exactly share the same taste in movies, so we rarely watch them together, although we both appreciate a good documentary, so there’s that.
I’m not sure what exactly drew me to this blouse, except that I’m trying to get away from the sweater kick I’ve been on this winter. I don’t typically wear blouses because I hate collars, and button-downs are not a friend to the more well-endowed, but this blouse has neither a collar nor buttons, so I decided to give it a try. I was also drawn to this gorgeous color palette and the flattering v-neckline.
I didn’t have styling plans for this top when I ordered it, so it hung on my clothing rack for a while. Eventually I decided dark jeans looked best for this time of year. When it gets closer to spring, I might try pairing it with white jeans. I tried it both front-tucked and untucked, and I liked it both ways, but I did the front-tuck for these pictures.
I picked up this blouse on one of Banana Republic’s 40% off sales. Right now they are offering 40% off, but only on orders of $200 or more. Also, I see that it’s selling out. Boo. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
I was going to wear this outfit with black pumps, but then I spotted these pink pumps in my closet and decided they were the perfect compliment to the blue tones in the top. I’m pretty proud of myself. I rarely venture out into mixing colors like this. I typically only wear my pink suede shoes with neutrals. I also have these shoes as flats in the same color, and I can see myself wearing this outfit with them as well for a more casual look.
These pumps are very comfortable; I highly recommend them. I’m wearing the pink garnet, and they are currently on sale at Amazon.com. They also come in a really pretty hot pink and a lighter sugar pink as well.
You may recognize this studded crossbody bag from my last Trunk. I didn’t keep it, but it was sitting next to this blouse on the floor of my room, and I noticed how perfectly it complimented this outfit. I couldn’t resist using it for this photo shoot before sending it back. If you’re looking for an on-trend summer bag that is a great size for everyday use, this bag is absolutely gorgeous.
I kept my jewelry simple. I layered two delicate necklaces to fill in the v-neck, and I added small triple hoop earrings. I wore silver to coordinate with the silver studded handbag.
I really like this outfit for something a little different than my usual sweater and jeans combo. For a work wear look, you could totally pair this blouse with black dress pants or dark wash bootcut jeans for casual Fridays.
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